10 Vegan Nacho Recipes You'll Love: Cheesy, Crunchy, and Addictive

David Malosh

10 Vegan Nacho Recipes You’ll Love: Cheesy, Crunchy, and Addictive

Whip up a batch of these cheesy, easy-to-make nachos for all of your vegan snack needs.


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Sometimes, it seems like tacos get all the glory. They even have a day devoted to them every week. However, today, we’re celebrating International Day of the Nacho with 10 vegan recipes that are crunchy, gooey, and shareable. 

Invented in 1943 by a man named Ignacio Anaya, nachos are a no-stress dish that can be prepared in a matter of minutes and help us use leftovers in our refrigerator. So, to celebrate this great food, why not grab your friends and have a nacho party? Or don’t, and keep them all for yourself!

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1 Breakfast nachos

Wake up to breakfast nachos, or maybe surprise someone with breakfast in bed with this savory delight. Made with salsa, vegan cheese sauce, and tofu scramble, this dish refutes the notion that you can’t have dinner for breakfast.
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2 Loaded Cheesy Vegan Nachos

You can’t go wrong with simple loaded nachos. This platter of golden tortilla chips is loaded with a river of creamy tahini-based nacho sauce, which gets its nutty, cheesy flavor from nutritional yeast. Load up with jalapeños, red onions, and more of your favorite toppings for an indulgent feast.
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3 Cheesy Vegan Nachos With Quinoa Chili

Chili is, arguably, a superior nacho topping, but it doesn’t have to be made with beef, or even vegan meat. This chili, for example, is made with quinoa, and it’s spicy, filling, and delicious—especially when mixed with plenty of vegan cheese sauce.
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Supreme Vegan Nacho Fries With Tofu Bacon Crumbles

You don’t need tortilla chips to create a next-level nacho platter. This recipe replaces the classic chip for everyone’s favorite spud, French fries! Load up your fries with nacho cheese sauce, smoky tofu bacon, and sour cream for the ultimate nacho-inspired dish
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5 Minimalist nachos

The Minimalist Baker is known for her quick, easy recipes with minimal ingredients, and this recipe proves that. If you prepare her Cashew-less Vegan Queso ahead of time, you’re looking at fresh, delicious nachos in 15 minutes.
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6 Totchos

No list of nachos is complete without beloved totchos. Often made with traditional nacho toppings, these delicious treats replace the tortilla chips with tots for an awesome snack that’s ready in minutes. If you want something different, try topping your tots with cheeseburger ingredients such as lettuce, tomatoes, and onions instead.
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7 Falachos

No Face Plate has created a winning combination of pita chips, hummus, crumbled falafel, hot sauce, and tahini atop tortilla chips. This is one mash-up we’ll be enjoying year-round.
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8 Dessert nachos

Like sweets? If so, how about a plate of dessert nachos to satisfy your sweet tooth? Cinnamon-coated tortilla chips topped with coconut whipped cream and fresh fruit will have you do a double take when it comes to this dish from Vancouver with Love.
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9 Buffalo chickpea nachos

These Buffalo Chickpea Nachos topped with celery and ranch will have you wondering why you never thought of making these before. Don’t feel like making your own ranch? Top these bad boys with some Follow Your Heart Blue Cheese dressing.
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10 Pad Thai nachos

East meets West in this fusion dish from Conscious Chris. Potato chips and cheddar are topped with traditional Pad Thai ingredients such as bean sprouts, peanuts, and cilantro. Drizzle with peanut sauce and Sriracha for a taste explosion.
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